My favorite lip balm. It gives you that soothed moisturized feeling instantly. If you over-apply, it can feel greasy, but it's really more like a light waxy consistency. Probably not healing enough for chapped lips, but if you just like the feeling of a little more suppleness, it's a go-to.
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
taurusdragonfly 2/14/2012 2:17:00 PM
Moisturizing but light.
Awesome Eucerin-type product. Super thick but does sink and last. Great for dry skin conditions like keratosis pilaris, and excema or dry winters. Its unfragranced so it doesn't smell good or bad. A tub of this stuff lasts.
Lasts a long time as it doesn't emulsify down. gives a nice non-shiny layer of moisture. doesn't last long. While it has a smooth texture, it doesn't feel as moisturizing as the kiss of moisture version.
Tastes sweet and lemony but not too artificial. Feels smooth and hydrating. Shiny, but not sticky or unnatural. Everything you want in a lip treatment. Seems expensive, but the tube lasts a long time and you can usually catch a two-for-one sale.
(Disclaimer: I hate foundation.) So this in Earth 3 is my go-to foundation in winter. I'm around the color of a Hershey bar. Of all the Iman foundations, the cream to powder is the only one that doesn't go too yellow or too red on me after hours of wear. (Haven't tried the stick) Applied with a good powder brush (NOT the sponge that comes with it), I get the nice light coverage I'm looking for, but it can easily be built up to 'full face'. It transfers annoyingly and doesn't last quite all day. Can get a little greasy if your skin is oily. I do need to blot the t-zone during the day, but I don't use primer or any oil-correcting products. There's not that much in the package, but it's not that expensive either. Still, looks more natural and true to skin than any other foundation I've used -in pictures and in life. Foundation for brown-skinned women is hard to finagle, so I recommend it - def worth a try.
I love this stuff - this got me wearing blush in the first place. Looks natural. I am brown - like a Hershey bar - and this is exactly how I want blush to look on me - like I'm flushed. The shine is a little odd, but depends on your skin. Powder blush can be a little dry looking on my combination skin, so I prefer a non matte product outside my t-zone. finishing powder can correct anyway. Application is little tricky - fingers vs. sponge vs smearing on - eh, depends on what else you have on your face. Also it really lasts and didn't clog my pores. BIG recommend - if you are not a blush person - this may convert you.
Fabulous! I use this in summer when it's too hot for lotion. Smells good and natural/light and evens your tan. The bottle is annoying - you will get your bathroom oily. It would be an awesome spray. It's a little heavy - but just a little - so if you apply sparingly fresh out the shower, you're good. Sometimes harder to find.
Treatments -Shea Moisture - Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
taurusdragonfly 2/10/2012 3:29:00 PM
As a conditioner, it's no big deal for me - no slip/no bounce. I use as a styler for twist outs, braids. Much less producty/coated feeling than the shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie. I get more defined twists and more stretch. Doesn't exactly hold, but gives a nice smooth finish with sheen. (The smoothie gave me a little more shrinkage than I wanted as my hair grew past the teeny fro stage.) The increased stretch can get a little weird - the mild protein in it kinda builds up. I like the nutty smell. And the buttery consistency is much less greasy than you might think.
Smells good. super gentle. Most moisturizing shampoo ever (unless you prefer smoothing the feeling of silicones). Lathers up nicely.